HEART TO HEART
INVITED FINALIST, in collaboration with Partner & Partners / 2017 Times Square Valentine competition
Heart to heart is a temporary public sculpture that is also a love story. Grounded in two separate heart-forms facing away from one another at street level, concentric layers of vibrant painted steel tubes lift upward and twist toward one another, yielding two illuminated hearts resting against one another at the top. The installation creates an intricate sequence of layered spaces that playfully frame, amplify and reveal the city through shifting qualities of shadow and moire. These unexpected effects multiply as visitors move through and around the installation. Each heart-form has two openings, creating a multitude of paths and experiences through the installation and across the site. The forms are structurally interdependent, yielding a gateway that will frame wedding proposals, events, and unexpected interactions.